Sword Art Online Season 5 Release Date

Sword Art Online has the be the most amazing Isekai anime with a game-like setting, the series has continued to grow in popularity with each passing season. The Alicization arc in fourth had one of the most gratifying plots and it left the fans wanting more, although we haven’t heard any news about Sword Art Online season 5, here is all you need to know.

Sword Art Online is a beloved anime series that continues to wow fans with the ever growing complex plot and incredible animation that makes it more exciting. The Alicization arc ended with quite a decent ending, yet so many questions were left unanswered.

Now that the Alicization project has been put to an end, what happens to those artificial Fluct Lights that remained?

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Will There be Sword Art Online Season 5?

Sword Art Online Season 5
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There are plenty of factors that play a big role in whether a show will receive a sequel; however, SAO has continued to prove it’s well deserving of a sequel every time.

The popularity of the series is off the charts, SAO is the adaptation of an extremely popular light novel series, and the light is currently releasing the chapters for its upcoming Unital Ring arc.

One of the main reasons to create an anime adaptation is to promote the original source material and SAO has managed to pull the masses to continue reading the manga and the light novel.

The franchise recently released another movie Sword Art Online: Aria in the Starless Night, the series is only covering Asuna’s story when she first got trapped inside Sword Art Online and how she managed to become a commanding leader for the Knights of the Blood Oath.

While there hasn’t been any announcement of hints of what the upcoming season might cover, I think it’s safe to assume the upcoming sequel will cover the Unital Ring arc from the light novel.

What is Studio A-1 Pictures working on?

There will never be a studio more amazing than A-1 Pictures for creating the most iconic anime series of all time, the show is known for their amazing works in SAO, Kaguya-Sama, Seven Deadly Sins, and Magi the labyrinth of magic.

The studio recently released the Sword Art Online: Progressive movie and is currently working on the release of NieR:Automata Ver1.1a, and the long-awaited Solo Leveling which will be the best power fantasy series of all time.

The plot of Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online Season 5
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The series focuses on the element of VRMMO, Sword Art Online is the newly released game by a popular game designer Akihiko Kayaba, the game is the hottest trend in all of Japan and over thousands of players are waiting on a chance to play.

A total of 10,000 players are entered into the world of SAO, the game is extremely realistic and is controlled by the optic nerves in your brain. The game seems normal until the players are met with a horrifying truth, all the players inside the game are locked inside and can not log out.

Kirito is a beta tester who knows the outlay of the game and quickly decides to level up, leaving other players behind, after his truth is revealed, he is considered a cheater so he decides to level up solo.

The Sword Art Online story has progressed from one game to another, with new villains making an appearance and new girls adding to Kirito’s harem.

How much source material is left?

Sword Art Online Season 5
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The SAO anime adaptation is based on a light novel series that currently has 27 chapters in circulation.

The Alicization arc concluded its story in Volume 18, the upcoming volumes 19 and 20 only cover the Moon Cradle short story. The next big arc Unital Ring will begin from volume 21 which is in progress.1

Frequently Asked Question

Why was Kirito unable to move during the Alicization arc?

Kirito was in the process of recovering, his fluct light was damaged when the terrorists began their invasion on the turtle. Asuna went inside the Alicization project to help Kirito recover his memories.

How did Kirito recover his memories?

As much as anyone would like to take credit for his recovery, Kirito recovered because of his best bro, Eugeo.

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